March 26, 2020
The first (and possibly last) glimpse of spring sakura in Kyoto…
March 18, 2020
A sea-swept tori gate off the coast of Manazuru Cape…
March 14, 2020
There’s still a fair amount of snow on the Japanese alps, but unusually nice weather in the Kanto region made for a spontaneous decision to head out to Takao-san for a quick climb.
Takao-san itself is a fairly tame mountain popular with visitors from Tokyo given its proximity to the city. We opted to skip the cable car and instead took the Inariyama trail up to the top - a fairly straightforward 90 minute ascent with a couple of nice viewpoints and enjoyable sections along the way.
After reaching the top, we continued on along the trail leading to other mountains in the range. It’s possible to do a through hike all the way to Mount Jinba (about 5 hours from the peak of Takao), but we opted to only go as far as Mount Shiroyama, about an hour past the Takao summit before heading back.
All in all, it was about a 5 hour round trip from the base of Takao (including about an hour spent for lunch and taking in the view), and given that we started out early in the morning meant we were back in the city (and sadly, work) by the early afternoon. Not a bad way to spend a beautiful day!
March 07, 2020
Vignettes of the skyline over a quiet Roppongi…
The coronavirus has everything on lockdown and we’re going stir crazy.
The past few weeks are probably the longest time we’ve gone without traveling abroad in recent memory and it’s even sadder when we look at our upcoming travel calendar and see… nothing.
My skin is new but shaded
Like a tattoo you changed it
Know… You gotta know that
When we were lost I made it
But in a million strangers…
March 03, 2020
February 19, 2020
From the mountains of Tokyo to the rolling hills of Chiba…
February 07, 2020
Portraits on an overcast winter day…
January 31, 2020
Vignettes from the financial district in San Francisco…
You can take me home / You can never let me go
Hold me up, hold me up / And tie me, tie me down, down…